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Best top-rated and delicious pie recipes for any type or king of pie you might crave. Whatever the occasion, you will love these easy-to-make pies. Also learn how to make perfect pie crust with hints and tips to help you in your pie making.

 


pie crust
Perfect Pie Crust Recipes
Vegetable Shortening vs. Butter vs. Lard vs. Oil Pastry Recipes

There are three (3) basic ingredients in a pie crust - fat, flour, and liquid. You can come up with numerous variations just by changing your basic ingredients and their ratios.

 



Hints and tips for making the Perfect Pie Crust.

Also learn about the interesting History of Pies.

 


graham cracker pie crustGraham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe
I know that there are ready-made Graham Cracker pie crusts available in the frozen section at your grocery store, but they are stale, dry, and bland. The perfect graham cracker pie crust recipe is so simple to make and so delicious that you will never want to purchase one from your grocery store again.


 

Oreo Pie CrustOreo Cookie Pie Crust Recipe
This no-bake Oreo Pie Crust is very easy-to-make and delicious! This is the perfect crust for no-bake refrigerated pies as the crust holds up well with chilled fillings.
 

 

 

 

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Fruit Pies and Tarts:

Grandma Hagerman's Apple Pie
Apple Pie - Grandma Hagerman's Apple Pie

This is my Mother's, Dorothy Hagerman, apple pie recipe made with fresh apples. There is nothing as grand as a homemade apple pie. It is so good!

 

 

apple turnovers
Apple Turnovers - Mom's Apple Turnovers
This is my Mother's, Dorothy Hagerman, Apple Turnover recipe.  It is so good!

 

 


Avocado PieAvocado Pie
One of the most unusual and absolutely delightful dishes made with avocados is the Avocado Pie. There are many versions in making the pie, and they all taste wonderful! Leo Porter of Fort Klamath shared this wonderful pie recipe to me. Leo grew up on an avocado farm in California. This is his version of the recipe for avocado pie that was created by his aunt in the 1970s, and is now one of his signature dishes.

 

 

Banana Cream PieBanana Cream Pie (low fat, low calorie)
This Low-Fat Banana Cream Pie recipe and photo are courtesy of Cynthia Detterick-Pineda of Andrews, TX. Cynthis says, "I have a wonderful friend who has asked me several times what I have in the house that is sweet to eat, which I usually do have something. Unfortunately, she is diabetic. Her desire for something sweet, gave me the idea to start working on some low fat, ADA compliant recipes. This recipe was the result of trying to stay within the limits of what we all should be eating in the way of fats and sugars while still tasting like a “real” dessert."
 

 

Banberry Tea Tarts
Banbury Tea Tarts
This wonderful Banbury Tea Tart recipe was shared with me by my husband's aunt, Lila Scheer of Vancouver, WA. Lila says, "This is an authentic English recipe that was given to me by a former resident of the Peninsula. They are special to me, as they represent my English ancestry."
 

 

 

Blackberry Cream Pie
Another use for those wonderful fresh blackberries when in season. This is a very easy and delicious pie to make. I often use a purchased pie crust when I'm in a hurry.

 

Blackberry Pie
Blackberry Pie
This pie is worth the scratches and stained hands you get when picking your own fresh blackberries. Of course, you can purchase your fresh blackberries to make this pie.


 


 

4th of July Bursting Blueberry PieBlueberry Pie - 4th of July Bursting Blueberry Pie
The following recipe and comments are from my daughter, Nancy Hartman. She made this wonderful Blueberry Pie for our 4th of July camping trip this year. She uses her cast-iron skillet to bake the pie in the propane oven in her camping trailer. This blueberry pie is so good that I think she should enter it in the Pillsbury Bake Off.

 

 

Caramel-Pear Tart with Graham Shortbread Crust
The combination of the graham flour in the crust and the creamy texture of the pears and caramel is sublime.
 


cherry clafoutiCherry Clafouti - Cherry Pudding Cake
This is an easy-to-make dessert using fruit suspended in a batter similar to that used for crepes. Substitute a pound of pitted plums, peaches, berries, sliced apples or any other fresh fruit, if you wish. Clafouti (kla-foo-TEE) is a traditional dessert from the Limousin region of France during the peak cherry season and is often served as a breakfast dish. In France, the dish is often made without pitting the cherries because the pits are thought to enhance the flavor of the batter with a perfume faintly reminiscent of almonds. Whole cherries are also less likely to bleed into the batter.
 


Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie
I used to have a sour cherry orchard on my property before we planted our pinot noir grape vineyard. This pie is a favorite of my husband.

 

 

cherry pie ramekings
Cherry Pie Ramekins with Ice Cream
A quick and easy way to serve cherry pie.


 


 


Cherry Wine GaletteCherry Wine Galette
A beautiful and easy dessert to make. Very rustic looking and elegant. Great winter dessert that is not too filling or rich. Open-face tarts called galettes are popular French fare. This recipe was shared with me by my sister-in-law, Shirley Roth, of Alamogordo, NM. She created this version of an old recipe by using dried cherries and pinot noir wine

 


huckleberry pieHuckleberry Pie
Whoever invented huckleberry pie was a great person! There is absolutely nothing else that tastes quite like a huckleberry pie. It is the ultimate comfort food, especially after you have been picking huckleberries all day. Huckleberries are not cultivated commercially, so you have to find them in the wild. The flavor is hard to describe as they have a unique sweet-tart flavor all their own. When you taste fresh huckleberries or eat a delicious huckleberry pie, you will know what I mean. They are definitely the gourmet berry of the West - very special and very difficult to find or even purchase.


Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie
Key limes are a variety of limes that were once grown extensively on the Florida Keys. This lime is very popular in Florida. You'll love this delightful and easy-to-make pie.

 

 


Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
This lemon meringue pie is exceptional! Try serving it with your favorite seafood dish.
 



Chef's Favorite Lemon Tart
Lemon Tart - Chef's Favorite Lemon Tart
This recipe is from the cookbook Not Afraid of Flavor: Recipes from the Magnolia Grill by Award-Winning Chefs Ben and Karen Barker. The chef's favorite lemon tart is a somewhat sophisticated take on Southern-style lemon chess pie. This simple tart really is one of Ben's favorite desserts and has been a standard in Karen's repertoire for close to 20 years. We most often serve this with a mixture of seasonal berries and lightly whipped cream. You can substitute a simple raspberry sauce made from frozen raspberries if it is not fresh berry season.
 




Mincemeat PieMincemeat Pie
This has been my favorite holiday pie since I was a little girl. My grandmother, Mabel Myers, used to make her own homemade mincemeat. Check out some homemade Mincemeat Recipes.

Great Grandma Miller's Mincemeat Pie
This family recipe for homemade mincemeat was shared with me by Joy Chowning of Oregon. Joy says, "This is my great grandma Miller recipe for mincemeat. It is highly sought out by my friends and family and has been a family tradition for over a hundred years that I know of."




 

peaches and cream pie
Peaches and Cream Pie
This is so good and so easy to make! I often use a purchased pie crust when I'm in a hurry.

 



 


Razzle Dazzle PieRazzle-Dazzle Red Raspberry Pie
This recipe is in memory of Kathleen Stradley of Canby, Oregon. This was Kathy's favorite dessert to make when she had family and friends over. This is a very rich and delicious pie and also very easy-to-make.
 


 

 

Rhubarb Custard Pie
Rhubarb Custard Pie
"Pie plant" is the old name for rhubarb. Rhubarb is actually a vegetable. Fresh rhubarb is at its peak in May and June. A old-fashioned homemade Rhubarb Custard Pie is fabulous!



 

 

Strawberry Rhubarb CripsStrawberry Rhubarb Crisp - Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Combine the first strawberries of late spring and the last of the seasonal rhubarb to enjoy this wonderful sweet and tart flavor combination. Strawberry Rhubarb can be baked two different ways - as a pie or a crisp. For those that would like a dessert requiring less prep time or if you’re not yet confident in your pie crust making skills – baking as a crisp is the way to go!

 


 

 

Strawberry Custard Tart
Strawberry Custard Tart
Don't let a strawberry season go by without making this beautiful and delicious strawberry tart.
 




 



Other Types of Pies:

Buttermilk PieButtermilk Pie
This wonderful Buttermilk Pie recipe was shared with me by my husband's aunt, Lila Scheer of Vancouver, WA. This is a wonderful, old-fashioned pie. Don't be put off by the buttermilk - this is a sweet and flavorful pie!

 

 

Margarita Pie
Margarita Pie
No cooking is required to prepare this easy-to-make dessert that will get you lot of compliments.
 

 

 

  Chart House Mud Pie

Mud Pie - Chart House Mud Pie
This is a signature desserts at the Chart House restaurants. It is a fabulous dessert and so good!

 


 

 

Crustless Custard Pie
Rebecca's Crustless Custard Pie
Remember the Impossible Pies of the 1970s? The flour settles to the bottom and makes it's own crust. This is healthy, wholesome, and nourishing dessert with a smooth custard filling and a crunchy golden top. Your family will definitely love this gluten-free pie!


 

Sherry Cream PieSherry Cream Pie
This recipe was given to me by my friend, Karen Calanchini, of Redding, California.  Karen says "This is a very old family recipe from my aunt, who is an awesome cook. She used to make it for special occasions and my cousins and I would be very impatient about waiting over eight hours before we could eat any. I have had the recipe for 37 years."


 

 

Shoofly Pie (Wet Bottom)Shoofly Pie (Wet Bottom)
The origin of the name shoofly pie has been debated for years and will probably never ultimately be solved. Visit the Lancaster area of Pennsylvania and indulge in a Pennsylvania Dutch original, the Shoofly Pie. Also know as Shoo-Fly Pie, and Shoo Fly Pie.



 

 

Sugar Cream Pie Sugar Cream Pies
These three wonderful recipes for the traditional Sugar Cream Pie were shared with me by Sister Susan Karina Dickey, O.P., Ph.D., Director of Archives & Diocesan Historian, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. She says, "Here are three eastern Indiana recipes. All these recipes are from my family from Wayne County, Indiana."

 

 



Pecan Pies:

Chocolate Pecan Pie
Chocolate Pecan Pie
This chocolate pecan pie is taken above and beyond the usual pecan pie's corn-syrupy incarnation. A layer of bittersweet chocolate adds richness to the dessert while simultaneously balancing its sweetness.


 

 

Fig Pecan Pie
Fig Pecan Pie
I first tasted this delightful fig pecan pie on a trip in western Australian. This pie is absolutely wonderful! The figs are a delightful addition to the traditional pecan pie.

 

 


Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie
The only way this pie could be better tasting is to serve it warm and top with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
 

 

 

 

pecan praling pie
Pecan Praline Pie
There is plain pecan pie and there is this souped-up version that the Southern people make for Thanksgiving dinner. This is a delicious alternate to the classic pecan pie. Give it a try and you'll see.


 



 

Lemon Thyme Vinegar Pecan Pie
This recipe was shared with me by Alleta Huston of Newberg, Oregon.

 



Pumpkin Pies:

Slice of Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie (Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie)
How about making this very easy and traditional pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving dinner? This recipe comes from the 1960's Betty Crocker cookbook. I learned to cook from this cookbook.





 

pumpking chiffon piePumpkin Chiffon Pie
This very light and delicious pumpkin chiffon pie will be a big hit at your Thanksgiving dinner. The filling is very smooth and silky with a great flavor. People who are not a big fan of the traditional pumpkin pie, will love this version.






Pumpkin Empanadas
Pumpkin Empanadas
Pumpkin pie may not be on the menu for a traditional Mexican-style meal, but pumpkin empanadas most definitely are, at least on the ones I have known. Pumpkin empanadas are made both on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Often they are served during Noche Buena, when those re-enacting the travels of Mary and Joseph have stopped at the chosen home to feast. 



 

 

Upside Down Pumpkin Cake "Pie"
This is a favorite pumpkin pie substitute from the 1990s. It's like both a cake and a pie! Try serving this instead of the traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.




Refrigerator Pies - No-Bake Pies

Avocado PieAvocado Pie
One of the most unusual and absolutely delightful dishes made with avocados is the Avocado Pie. here are many versions in making the pie, and they all taste wonderful! Leo Porter of Fort Klamath gave this wonderful pie recipe to me. Leo grew up on an avocado farm in California. This is his version of the recipe for avocado pie that was created by his aunt in the 1970s, and is now one of his signature dishes.

 

 

 

French Silk Chocolate Pie
French Chocolate Silk Pie
This is a traditional "wink-of-the-eye-ice-box" pie! This chocolate pie filling is also magnificent as a "tassie" - small miniature tarts where the pie crust is baked or pressed into a mini-muffin pan.


 



Margarita Pie
Margarita Pie
No cooking is required to prepare this easy-to-make dessert that will get you lot of compliments.

 
 

 
 

Razzle Dazzle Pie
Razzle-Dazzle Red Raspberry Pie
This recipe is in memory of Kathleen Stradley of Canby, Oregon. This was Kathy's favorite dessert to make when she had family and friends over. This is a very rich and delicious pie and also very easy-to-make.

 

 


Strawberry Custard Tart
Strawberry Custard Tart
Don't let a strawberry season go by without making this beautiful and delicious strawberry tart.

 



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